Since the demonstration was for an "advanced" lighting class, I decided to come up with a couple different lighting concepts they most likely had not seen. My main decision was that there would be no soft boxes allowed. The only thing I remember using in school were the soft boxes because that was all that was taught. When I mentioned to the students during the lecture that I would not be using any soft boxes because I wanted to show them something different, I saw multiple heads bobbing up and down. A perfect sign that I had made the right decision.
I told the teacher & students what I was looking for in the way of lighting, and they set everything up for me. I worked with the model for a couple hours, changing the lighting to something "out of the box" halfway through. I explained what I was doing and why as I photographed.
The lecture was well received. One student said it was the most information they had received since school had started. Hopefully there was some exaggeration because I know the teachers have a wealth of knowledge, it's just weather the students take advantage of it.
DBCC Alum forever!